Sony Xperia Z5 & Z5 Compact with no fingerprint sensor now shipping in United States

Sony Xperia fans in the United States have a reason to smile as the Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact handsets are now shipping in the United States. Both handsets are available on with the Xperia Z5 costing $599.99 and the Z5 Compact for $499.99. For now, only the black models are in stock, however there is also a Gold Xperia Z5 and Coral Xperia Z5 Compact, with availability expected between “2 to 5 weeks”.

As a reminder, the fingerprint sensor capability of these models have been removed by Sony for the US market due to a “business decision”.

In the words of Kunihiko Shiomi,  President of Sony Mobile Communications North America on the introduction of Xperia Z5 into the US market;

Building a stable business in the U.S. market continues to be an important area of focus in helping Sony Mobile pursue profit by optimizing business scale. We are excited about the introduction of Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact unlocked in the U.S., particularly as we see a growing trend in the unlocked market.

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